Wilhelm Bacher, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Wilhelm Bacher

Hungarian academic

Date of Birth: 12-Jan-1850

Place of Birth: Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovak Socialist Republic, Slovakia

Date of Death: 25-Dec-1913

Profession: professor, rabbi, historian, Judaic scholar, linguist

Nationality: Hungary

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Wilhelm Bacher

  • Wilhelm Bacher (Hungarian: Bacher Vilmos; Yiddish: ????????????????? ?????????, Hebrew: ????????????????? ???? Benjamin Ze'ev Bacher; 12 January 1850 – 25 December 1913) was a Jewish Hungarian scholar, rabbi, Orientalist and linguist, born in Liptó-Szent-Miklós, Hungary (today Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia) to the Hebrew writer Simon Bacher.
  • Wilhelm was himself a prolific writer, authoring or co-authoring approximately 750 works.
  • He was a contributor to many encyclopedias, and was a major contributor to the landmark Jewish Encyclopedia throughout all its 12 volumes (Dotan 1977).
  • Although almost all of Bacher's works were written in German or Hungarian, at the urging of Hayyim Nahman Bialik many were subsequently translated into Hebrew by Alexander Siskind Rabinovitz.

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